Gemant Award Winners
For his internationally best-selling books A Brief History of Time, and Black Holes and the Baby Universes and Other Essays, his outstanding PBS series Stephen Hawking's Universe, his role in Star Trek, and his series of public talks that are examples of exceptional leadership in communicating science to the public.
For writing with clarity and accuracy for his physicist colleagues, and for writing The First Three Minutes and Dreams of a Final Theory with the same integrity that provided a broad audience with rare insights into the thinking of a theoretical physicist.
Not satisfied with a distinguished career in theoretical astrophysics, he went into science writing, history of science and the writing of fiction based on his thorough understanding and love of theoretical physics.
For his books, articles and lectures for general audiences on the history of twentieth-century physics and especially for his authoritative and readable biography of Niels Bohr, which compellingly tells the story of quantum physics and its influence on our thinking.